Trenton Julian and Destin Lasco each won two individual events as the Cal men beat Virginia by over 70 points despite UVA’s relay victories.
The Georgetown Hoyas traveled to Charlottesville and squared off against UVA in an unscored meet with its own unique twists.
A pair of sophomore sprint dynamos and strong relays has Virginia primed to build on last year’s 9th place finish at NCAAs.
After winning last night’s 100 free, Cal’s Abbey Weitzeil comes into today’s 50 riding a ton of momentum.
Caeleb Dressel is chasing a 20-second swim, while the second Olympic spot is up for grabs among five swimmers who have been 21 so far this year.
The Longhorns’ key to success so far this meet has been getting all 16 swimmers to score, something they have not accomplished in recent years.
Only Texas or Cal have finished first or second at the NCAA Men’s Championships since Michigan’s 2013 title, and they went 1-2 to kick-off this year’s meet.
The Louisville Cardinals won their first ACC title in the 200 free relay with a deja vu leadoff swim and a pair of sub-19 relay splits.
In a battle of ACC opponents, the Virginia Cavalier men and women each won against the UNC Tar Heels, with the men’s outcome decided by the final relay.
The UVA men narrowly edged Alabama, thanks to a team record-setting 400 free relay to close out the meet, to close out three fast days by all teams.
UVA continues to get some speedy intrasquad racing in before the Cavaliers embark on some away meets in the weeks to come.
University of Virginia head coach Todd DeSorbo, who leads Cavalier Aquatics, will join the YMCA as a High Performance Director.
Louisville returns more individual points, but freshmen, transfers, and returning redshirts means that NC State is ready for yet another ACC title.
Last season, Zhang became the program’s 3rd swimmer in history to qualify for the NCAA meet. Jones’ qualifying time marks the 4th.
The first full finals session the 2020 ACC men’s championships will feature the 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, and the 200 free relay.